Get ready — the APHA 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo is almost here! From Oct. 24 to 28, this major public health event will virtually convene thousands of public health practitioners, students, and advocates for five days jam–packed with opportunities for learning and networking.
With so much to explore at APHA, where should you begin? The de Beaumont staff have you covered with recommended sessions and presentations that are sure to get you motivated to celebrate public health. Prepare yourself by adding these events to your schedule. We‘ll see you there!
Highlights at a Glance
Here are some sessions we‘re looking forward to (all times Mountain Time):
- Sunset Tweetup, hosted by APHA and the de Beaumont Foundation (Oct. 27, 5:00-6:30pm). The annual Tweetup has always had a virtual component — attendees and non-attendees can participate wherever they are — and you can help make this one the biggest ever. Take a look at the questions and register to get a reminder.
- APHA Film Festival, featuring “Outbreak: The First Response“ (Oct. 28, 11:00-11:30am)
- 2021.0 – Opening General Session: Science of Violent Behavior (Oct. 25, 2-3:30pm)
- APHA Industry Expert Theater, featuring “Using the Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services in Public Health Practice Presented by Public Health National Center for Innovations“ (Oct. 28, 11:30-11:45am)
- 3097.0 – Grantmaking Foundations 101: Perspectives from the de Beaumont Foundation (Oct. 26, 1:00-1:15pm)
- 5143.0 – Closing General Session: Moving Away From Hate – A Way Forward (Oct. 28, 4:30-6:00pm)
Sessions Featuring 40 Under 40 Honorees
Seven of the leaders we named to our first list of 40 Under 40 in Public Health are presenting on topics ranging from equity to substance abuse to climate change:
- Corey Davis: 4223.0 – Public Health Law, Substance Use and Harm Reduction (Oct. 27, 3:00-4:30pm)
- Julian Drix: 4117.0 – The Im(port)ance of Place: How Ports Shape Health (In)equity and Environmental (In)justice in the Context of Climate Change (Oct. 27, 1:15-1:30pm)
- Megan McClaire: 4033.0 – Just Culture: Building Organizational Capacity to Achieve Health Equity (Oct. 27, 10:30-10:45am)
- Sarah Moyer: 4069.0 – Public Health 3.0 Transformation in Action – Implementing Health Impact Assessments to Address the Root Causes of Health (Oct. 27, 11:00am-noon), 4066.0 – Transformative Practice: Local Public Health Practitioners as Drivers for Operationalizing Racial Equity (Oct. 27, 11:00am-noon)
- Jamila Porter: 4130.0 – Experiences From State Health Departments: The Impact of a Practitioner-Focused Evaluation Training Initiative on Evaluations of Violence Prevention Interventions (Oct. 27, 1:00-1:15pm)
- Syretta Shealey: 3256.0 – Implementing WSCC in Chicago Public Schools: Formative Research to Inform the Healthy Chicago Public Schools Network Initiative (Oct. 26, 5:00-6:00pm)
- Jovonni Spinner: 4066.0 – Suppressing Federal Workplace Bias to Improve Health Equity: FDA’s “Impact of Personal Bias on Health Education and Communication” Training (Oct. 27, 11:00am-noon); 4113.0 – The Changing Landscape of the Opioid Crisis: FDA’s Public Meeting on Strategies to Improve Health Equity Amidst the Opioid Crisis (Oct. 27, 1:00-1:15pm)
Sessions Featuring 2020 “Fresh Perspectives” Contributors
This year‘s “Fresh Perspectives“ APHA blog series, curated by the de Beaumont Foundation, features leaders who offer unique insights into public health‘s greatest challenges and opportunities. Three of our authors are presenting:
- Natasha DeJarnett: 3007.0 – Environmental Health in the Time of COVID-19 (Oct. 26, 10:30am-noon), 5119.0 – 70 Years After Nuclear Bomb Testing: How Radioactive Waste Still Plagues a San Francisco Community and Threatens Public Health (Oct. 28, 2:30-4:00pm), 4117.0 – Climate Changes Health: Examining Co-Benefits While Cultivating Resilience and Equity (Oct. 27, 12:30-2:00pm)
- Jonathan Wetstein: 4017.0 – Healthcare, Academic, Farming and Community Development Organizations Cultivate Equitable Food Environment: A Collective Impact Model (Oct. 27, 10:45-11:00am)/4017.0 – Roots to Prevention to Improve Food Access in an Urban Setting Among Community, Academic and Health Dept. Stakeholders (Oct. 27, 11:15-11:30am)
- Caitlin R. Williams:4214.0 – Multisector Human Rights Collaboration in the Global Fight to End Obstetric Violence (Oct. 27, 3:15-3:30pm)/3210.0 – Analyzing the Human Rights Impacts of National Pandemic Responses (Oct. 26, 3:30-3:45pm)